Trademark Dispute Yellow Label (Cinnamon/Coffee)
Cycle Brewing

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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 6.18%
Ratings:
404
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 08, 2019
Added:
Jun 23, 2015
Wants:
  219
Gots:
  33
SCORE
100
World-Class
Trademark Dispute Yellow Label (Cinnamon/Coffee)Trademark Dispute Yellow Label (Cinnamon/Coffee)
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout with Cinnamon & Coffee.
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4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2016 vintage bottling. Pours opaque pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky dark tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness. Very mild herbal, grass, roast, char bitterness; and cinnamon/bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark bread/crust, licorice, dark fruit, light smoke/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet, and cinnamon/bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying/acid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/syrupy/sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 11%, with minimal lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged flavored imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, coffee, cinnamon, bourbon barrels, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/spicy/tannic/drying finish. Awesome soft/slick/silky feel for the ABV. Perfectly balanced super rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee, cinnamon, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Mild earthy hops and fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Aged amazingly, not overwhelming on any aspect.

Sep 08, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Arjen from Netherlands

Bottle @ home, from a an IP trade with richiesd, many thanks! Pours a jet black colour and a small but dense brown head with a small layer retention. Aroma's of bourbon, cinnamon, roasted malts and molasses that blend wonderfully well. Retronasal it's sweet, cinnamon, roasty, a bit boozy. Flavour is heavy sweet with some fruity sourness and light roasty bitterness. Alcohol is warming but not too sharp. Above medium bodied. Long finish, where the coffee comes up, leading to a roast moderate bitter finish. Lovely.

Aug 16, 2019
 
4.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 18, 2019
 
5 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2019
 
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Jan 06, 2019
 
4.33 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Nov 18, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Thanks Ray for sharing this.

Pours a deep brown body with a brown head that reduces to leave a good amount of lacing and some retention.

On the nose, vanilla, cinnamon, spices, chocolate. On the tongue, cinnamon, coffee, more vanilla, caramel, lightly sweet and some cocoa flavor. Lots of cinnamon. Body is thin-ish.

Aug 23, 2018
 
4.25 by krome from Illinois on Aug 10, 2018
 
4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Aug 10, 2018
 
4.36 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Mar 25, 2018
 
4.76 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Mar 06, 2018
 
4.58 by BigKev23 from Illinois on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.5 by penguinBOMB from Ohio on Dec 24, 2017
 
4.03 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Dec 17, 2017
 
4.52 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Dec 17, 2017
 
4.02 by Steban from North Carolina on Dec 05, 2017
 
4.27 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
 
4.8 by robertjskelton from Florida on Nov 16, 2017
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4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours Black with thick beige head that fades quickly. Aroma of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, coffee, cocoa. Thick and chewy finishing with sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, toffee, caramel and coffee. Excellent BA imperial stout.

Nov 15, 2017
 
3.97 by StoutSnob40 from California on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.38 by mdlb44 from California on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.21 by kmanjohnson from California on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.23 by Keananmichael5 from California on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Nov 09, 2017
 
4.39 by robertm2152 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2017
 
4.5 by Gobzilla from California on Oct 23, 2017
 
4.27 by tmbgnicu from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2017
 
4.02 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Oct 17, 2017
 
4.17 by Zaphog from Michigan on Oct 09, 2017
 
4.31 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Oct 09, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by wethorseblanket from California

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, black under a one-inch thick tan head which lingers and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is dominated by vanilla and roasty malts. Flavor is balanced with mild coffee, roast, vanilla and cinnamon. Semi-full body and moderate carbonation. Lusciously thick and creamy finish. Smiles all around.

Oct 07, 2017
 
4.5 by RealDeal from Florida on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.5 by sourdog from California on Sep 11, 2017
 
5 by dohedan from Michigan on Sep 09, 2017
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4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Radcpa from Washington

Very dark appearance with nice light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very nice bourbon and coffee. Taste is a very pleasant blend of bourbon and coffee with a touch of cinnamon.

Sep 08, 2017
 
4.24 by That_Bearded_Guy from California on Sep 01, 2017
 
4.39 by Shogun250 from Vermont on Aug 30, 2017
 
4.25 by fondyball20 from Wisconsin on Aug 29, 2017
 
4.48 by edthehead from New York on Aug 17, 2017
 
4.5 by Reds76 from Maine on Aug 16, 2017
Trademark Dispute Yellow Label (Cinnamon/Coffee) from Cycle Brewing
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